Matto - Crazy Food
Matto" can be roughly translated to mean "Crazy Food"
Matto has established itself as one of the finest alternative
music bands of the 1990's. The band is now composed of Miho, Yuka
Honda, Timo Ellis, Duma Love, Rick
Ganda. Through their live performances and recorded material,
they have demonstrated themselves to be serious musicians with
a great sense of humor. The band has been made more successful
by the friendly networking and shared experiences with other musicians
they have collaborated with.
only a short time in the United States, Miho found herself struggling
to express herself lyrically in English. Through the use of food
as symbolic metaphors, she found a way to communicate more complex
emotions and ideas, using a vocabuary that she had already encountered.
The Crazy Food theme was used initially to provide symbolism of
complex emotional and social ideas, that might otherwise be lost
within international language barriers.
the members of Cibo Matto share an interest in food, they initially
took pleasure in creating a smorgasbord of musical arrangements
that contained lyrical symbolized associations with culinary delights.
After the success of Cibo Matto's first major release on Warner
Brothers Records, "Viva! La Woman", the band expanded
the scope of it's lyrics and themes beyond those of food.
has demonstrated her diversity as a songwriter and singer, by
performing live and on albums in several genres and languages.
Meanwhile, Yuka has developed as a serious producer and composer
that is setting her own standard of modern sampling, hopefully
other musicians will continue to draw ideas from her work. The
addition of Timo Ellis, Duma Love, Rick
has further increased the musical scope and appeal of the band.
As a band, Cibo Matto is in a constant state of metamorphous and
their music will continue to evolve with each new performance.